Father and son may face charges in trailer park pot bust

A make-shift hydroponic room was found in the trailer, officials said. (Photo courtesy LASD)

A make-shift hydroponic room was found in the trailer, officials said. (Photo courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – Deputies with the LAN-CAP Team from Lancaster Sheriff’s Station concluded a several weeks’ long investigation with a marijuana bust in an east Lancaster trailer park last week, authorities said.

The raid happened around 1:30 p.m., Sept. 19 at a trailer park on the 45000 block of Challenger Way, where deputies had received tips of suspected drug dealers selling to children, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.

Deputies found seven mature marijuana plants and three containers of packaged marijuana, officials said. (Courtesy LASD)

Deputies found seven mature marijuana plants and three containers of packaged marijuana, officials said. (Courtesy LASD)

The investigation led deputies to a specific mobile home, where they found seven mature marijuana plants, several smaller seedlings, a make-shift hydroponic room, two digital scales, three containers of packaged marijuana and plant growth chemicals, Ruiz stated.

Inside the home were 44-year-old Jason Jentink, and his son, 20-year-old Joseph Jentink.

The elder Jentink was released to maintain care of an elderly relative, but is expected to face criminal charges, according to Ruiz.

His son, Jason Jentink, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana and cultivating marijuana. He was booked at the Lancaster Sheriff Station on $20,000 bail and released the next day, according to LASD inmate records.

As of Tuesday morning, no charges had been filed against either Jentink, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

  28 comments for “Father and son may face charges in trailer park pot bust

  1. jason zink
    September 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I understand concern’s of selling to minors but that has to be proven. Growing it is not against the law and it is a waist of tax payer money and the growers when police pull their plants.

    I personally don’t like marijuana but have no problems with it. Like the majority of people.

  2. greeennnqueennn(;
    September 25, 2013 at 12:31 am

    This is stupid for all you that say marijuana is the gateway drug, then your sooooooooooo wrong! I started smoking when i was 14! Then afyer that it never led to any other drug. Iv only smoked weed and trust iv had plenty of opportunitys to do other stuff, peer presure is nothing but an excuse.. so you “proud parents” out there that think weed is a gateway have no ideaaaaa. Maybe you should sit down and smoke a bowl and tell me what you think because for one alcohol kills people and cigarettes do too but legal right? Hello your being brain washed by the government!!!! Wake up dude because none of you “pot” haters have any idea about the real life. You guys treat it like its meth or heroin! Ohhh and fyi the reason palmdale is considered methdale is because there is nothing but “meth heads” and tar heads out here. Hints those are all man made drugs considering weed is grown from the earth its a plant!! A plant that JESUS PUT ON THIS EARTH! Amen to that sister!!!

  3. breakinmyhouseBANGBANG
    September 25, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Why those seven scruffy looking hussys haven’t got enough nug to get one guy by till the next seven are ready,Let alone anything to sell to anybody..I’m not a cop hater or anything but you guys gotta move on weed busts like this are Lame and just wrong.

  4. Jay
    September 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Now if it was legalized very little kids would be getting it.

    • DrinkYourKoolAid
      September 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      It is more accessible to kids now than it would be. Legalization and control would actually reduce availability to youngsters. Sure, there would be violations here and there, like alcohol, tobacco, and prescriptions, but when the entire market is underground, then there are no restrictions.

  5. mind your buiness
    September 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    who are you guys to judge these people. who is to say they ar guilty if they find a gram on you they think ur a dealer and it is not just pot it is a healer and true medicine for people if the government got their heads out of their asses we would have a cure for cancer look it up and do your research no one has died from marijuana but there are doctrs out there giving “prescription” drugs that people get addicted to and that’s ok but wait leyt me guess none of u have done anything against the law or the rules… RIGHT
    do the research before u judge the people that do medicate.

  6. Mr. Mister
    September 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Well said!

  7. Thanks
    September 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Good Job!!!!!!

  8. Mr. Mister
    September 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Just legalize it already! Then these operations will become fewer and fewer with an opportunity for the growers to make a real honest living. How is it that cigarettes and alcohol get the pass (studies show both are far more hazardous to health) and marijuana doesn’t? Crazy! In any case, they shouldn’t be selling to minors.

  9. justsaying
    September 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Good work LAN-CAP Team every little helps..
    Hopefully they will concentrate on Lancaster’s East side.
    Lots of selling/buying going on there….
    just saying!!

    • josie M.
      September 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      I totally agree.

  10. James Sosa
    September 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Good Job Sheriffs!

    • josie M.
      September 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      I agree,just wish they could even catch more people.

  11. Jerry
    September 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Children are going to get it regardless. It’s only marijuana for crying out loud. Kids will get a hold of their parents cigarettes. It’s not crystal meth.

    • Jesse Salas
      September 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

      This is what you do your kids…
      NOT everyone is like you ..You sound like a crazy addict…

      • Jerry
        September 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        You sir, sound like an ignorant parent whose son more than likely smokes marijuana.

  12. DrinkYourKoolAid
    September 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Let me get this straight: the state of California can’t afford to house hardened criminals so they do early releases; and we are spending money and resources on people who have a couple of pot plants?

    I didn’t see anything in their that said they were stealing electricity, unregistered/illegal firearms, or anything heinous.

    • gerry
      September 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

      I guess you missed the part where it said they were suspected of selling to children.

      • Marie
        September 24, 2013 at 10:39 am


      • DrinkYourKoolAid
        September 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

        But that is not the charge.

      • Cici
        September 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        Round of applause! People are ignorant and don’t get the dangers children now a days are in!

        • AnotherWonderingMind
          September 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm

          Well ,I guess there is always someone to blame, but never ourselfs. Im sure the kids who buy this pot are not forced to buy it, its simply the choice they make to purchase this. But you see, we rather blame the dealer rather than the people who purchase it. Theres always two sides the story rather than one.

          • Mr. Mister
            September 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

            Well said!

          • Jay
            September 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

            I concur, an educated child is a prepared child. He/she will make the right choice whether its alcohol, marijuana, or tobacco.
            Now other variables like peer pressure and availability play a role as well but we can’t touch on those since there were not enough details given.
            Kids are in danger, true. But from idiots not the MMJ

      • DrinkYourKoolAid
        September 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm

        That is not included in the charges. He was charged with felony possession and cultivation, which means they didn’t have evidence that they were selling to children.

        • proud parent
          September 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          Yes there are to sides to the story but do you not know the evils of peer pressure and don’t give me at least its not crystle meth! Pot is a gateway drug PS its nick named the methalope valley for a reason kids are truly our future and we are teaching them wrong if we refer to it as only pot the world is changing but the bible hasn’t use it live by it and raise your children by the word not the world or be cool and visit them in an orange jump suit

          • DrinkYourKoolAid
            September 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

            You can use the same logic of marijuana being a gateway drug to meth as you can to attribute alcoholism to breastmilk. The gateway theory fails.

          • josieM>
            September 24, 2013 at 10:30 pm

            I totally agree.

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